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as the holiday season approaches, there are many families in new york and new jersey in homes without power because of superstorm sandy. while the president found time to once again go golfing over the weekend with his pal bill clinton, he may want to sit down with his emergency management team and find a way to help the people in new york and new jersey. there are many out there who think they've been forgotten by the government, and many of them have been speaking out at town hall events like this one. take a look. >> the next storm that hits, everybody is going to be vulnerable. there is no sea wall. there's no burm. there's no protection from the ocean. >> what is the long term plan because people are living in tents and in hospitals and hospitals. that's not a long term plan. that is a short-term plan. >> a hundred percent of the homeowners do not want to rebuild. never want to go through this kind of trauma again. >> we need money to rebuild. i cannot pay my bills. i need money to rebuild to pay the contractor. he's not taking the blanket or the shoes. >> we'll continue more with patr
economy is the former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. how are you? >> how are you, sean? good to see you. >> sean: i just like to learn from people that have done successful things, you took how many people off of welfare when you were mayor? >> 600,000. >> what was the deficit when you became mayor? >> $2.3 billion. >> sean: and the debt? >> staggering. >> 600,000 off welfare, and -- >> we did it by my taking a report that asked me to raise taxes and throw in the garbage. the report said you have to raise taxes across the board. said nothing about reducing spending. i said to myself -- i wasn't an economic expert then. i became one after being mayor of new york. i said this doesn't make sense. if i raise taxes now, i have to do it again in two years, then four years, because i'm losing the tax base. people will leave. i'll try something different. i'll try to lower taxes, lower spending. i can't lower taxes too much at the beginning, but just a little bit, lower spending. i lowered taxes -- actually i think sean i lowered taxes than all the mayors combined by about $3 billion. three
in california, then you have a 13% state tax and new york you have a 9% state tax and you have a 3.5% city tax now you are up to 54% and you haven't paid fica or social security, no property taxes, you have been paid sales taxes or hidden taxes, so in the end in big states, people will be paying 60 -- a minimum of 60 cents of every dollar they make to the government. and i ask you, after every american is finished paying their fair share, how much of every dollar should they be allowed to keep, juan? and i want a direct answer. don't dodge, don't duck. what is fair? >> i don't duck. i always am straight with you, sean because i think you deserve an honest answer. number one, we are talking about federal taxation. if you want to have a argument with your county or city government, new york city and westchester county or long island go have it. >> you are not answering. >> but if you are talking about federal tax, right i'm saying to you i between between 35 and 39 is totally good. >> but that's not addressing it. wait a second. this is not a small issue. after somebody pace their federal, their
. emotions were running high last night in staten island, new york thousands of victims of hurricane sandy confronted federal officials about the lack of help. >> we go from one to another from fema to our homeowners. my insurance offered me $150 what can i do with that? i need to rebuild. sir, i need your attention please. >> when you go home and celebrate in a nice, warm house. i have no electric, no heat i don't even have sewage in the house. then the city comes and did an inspection and it is okay to live in. a joke. you wonder why people are mad. we are the people, we are the middle class and we are getting the finger. you were there when i met obama and i told president obama you told us you were going to cut the red tape. i told him, the middle class is getting the royal finger. what did he said? fema works for me. they ain't doing nothing still going in a circle, denied, denied. >> sean: heartbreaking. what president obama, mayor bloomberg and governor cuomo run around patting each other on the back, these people are suffering, no one from the federal, state or local government see
,000 people fairly well to do miles northeast of the new york city. what can you tell us about the community and what you know from your nieces and nefews. >>> sean, thanks, it is a great town here. i can't stop thinking about last night, last night sandy hook elementary had a holiday concert that i attended. my niece was part of the choir and i think back to the hundred kids on the stage and their familis and sibblings running throughout the auditorium and 12 hours later this tragedy occurred. >>> yeah. >>> obviously, have you spoken to any other people in town and stories that we have been hearing including the custodian and a teacher on tape that i will show in a second and the lengths that people went to protect the children was amazing. >>> it was incredible. i know one of my nieces was in the library. and they werushered boo a closest to protect them. my sister did something which i don't think i could have done. she was on the way to the school and there were five or four boys all in first grade running up quite a distance from the fire house and she stopped and picked them up and not
miles northeast of new york city. what can you tell us about the community? what you know from your nieces and nephews? >> well, sean, thank you. you're correct. it's a great town, and i can't stop thinking about actually last night, last night sandy hook elementary school had the holiday concert a tended. my teenagers were part of the choir. and innocence, i go back to families on the stage and siblings running throughout the auditorium, 12 hours later the tragedy occurred. >> yes. and have you spoken to any of the other people in town? any other stories we've been hearing including the custodian? we have a teacher on tape i'll show in just a moment. the lengths to which people went to protect these children it was pretty amazing. >> it was incredible. i know one of my nieces was in the library. and they were ushered into a closet to protect them. my sister did something which i don't think coy have done. she was on her way to the school and there are five, four boy boys and a girl in first grade running up the street. and she stopped and picked them up, not knowing what is going o
an elected official and why is it being tolerated? i always think the networks and the new york sometimes and others have a real obligation to cover union violence when it occurs and not hide it. i think you're raising a good point. it's one that we should be aggressive in demanding that the president call on his allies to exercise discipline and civility. >> sean: do you remember duringy the tea party rallies? you were speaking about the s media. the media would search high and low and they would be looking for something negative that the tea party movement was saying, and usually there were kids on their dads' shoulders and they'd hear patriotic speeches and say the pledge of allegiance and god bless america and leave the place cleaner than when they found it. i ask you through this prism as they compare this to the tea party. there was a vendor in the tent, a hot dog guy, been working there for 16 years. i interviewed this man on my radio program. they ruined his equipment, knocked over his food, and well, let me play the rest for you. >> they trampled the tent and everything ir had. t
. but the new york times had it on the front page because it's a little bit hard to ignore. you have to have pretty extreme to put it on page 11. but it's very scathing. but there is something about this, it's scathing, but it is nonspecific. it basically spreads around the blame, without naming names. so we get these deputy secretaries who resigned. but the questions we still don't know and we won't know until we hear the testimony from the secretary of state, what did she know, when did she continue? where was she on the day? did she give any orders? and that also applies to the president. we don't know what he was doing in the seven, eight hours of that terrible day. we don't know what he said, what he ordered. were they counter mannedded and those are the questions that need to be asked. we do know as a result of the report, as we knew before, there were huge errors of judgment, denying security, denying the kind of protection the ambassador and others were begging for. and the larger issue, sean, of misunderstanding the nature of what was happening in north africa, with the growth of al
earhardt hit the streets of new york city to see what people thought of this advertisement. take a look. >> reporter: ladies, could i ask your reaction about this billboard? do you see this? can says, keep the merry but dump the myth. it's a picture of jesus. what do you think. >> i don't like it. >> reporter: why not? >> why is it easier to believe in a man in a fuzzy red suit than that christ lived and was born 2,000 years ago? >> jesus is the reason for the season. >> that's really crazy. i mean, wasn't sant at myth? >> i don't like it. >> reporter: why don't you like it? >> because i think christmas is... christ. >> reporter: does that upset you? >> yes. >> reporter: why? >> that's what it is all about, it's about jesus. >> reporter: it means keep the merry, keep sant abut du. myth. they are calling christ a myth. >> that's where it all started. santa claus came after christ. >> no, no, no. >> we serve a living god. that's his son of he walked this earth. >> you know, christmas, the whole holiday season is because of christ. >> the billboard is unfortunately, it's inflammatory, it d
. >> he gets himself a thrill. >> this went way beyond the log. >> new york times comcolumist. mitt romney center a soul. his chest is a gold ticking. this is not a person. but a robot who will do whatever it is takes and told toy to do. nthere is eye lot of mean things said about a good man. selfish evil meep captitalist. and a lot of dirty air had and killing grandma . ni don't know if for a fact. but i bet you he never met romny. and never talked to the map. it is the rules of journalism today. a conservative shall not take it about the liberals >> quote of the year. number one. so who is the winner? >> watch. >> the land on which they formed the union was stolen and happeneds on which they built this nation was ipslaved and the women who birthed the citizens are second glass. rat times we have torn and stained our nation and another moments we wind and repaired it it is it all. imperialize and genide and hope that our best days still lie ahead of us. >> that is fascism. and imperialan and taking on the burden of battling terrorist? >> when ronald regan won the if the see. he defeated t
. as the "new york times" pointed out earlier today, president obama now seems to be changing his position. now, their report reads in part, quote, in the past week amid intelligence reports that some precursor chemicals have been mixed for possible use as weapons, mr. obama's red line appears to have shifted. his warning against moving weapons has disappeared from his public pronouncements as well as those of secretary of state hillary rodham clinton. if we hold the president accountable for what he said in august, we've crossed the red line. joining us is former new mexico governor bill richardson and andrew mccarthy. governor, he said that we have -- you know, a red line is here for us if we start seeing chem weapons being moved around. chemical weapons are being moved around. now he actually shifted his statement today, if they used them. what does that show but weakness for america if he doesn't mean what he says? >> well, i don't believe the president has changed his position. i'm not privy to all the discussions, but it's been very clear that the latest words are they're going to be some
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